Tag Archives: Newton County Jail

Still No Charges for Thomas "TJ" Snow

27 Dec Clifford and Joyce Snow

by Ken Davidson

On October 21, Sheriff John Buncich held a press conference naming Thomas “TJ” Snow as the lead suspect in the death of beloved teacher Cliff Snow and his wife Joyce. The couple were found in their rural home on October 18, 2013 after a call for a welfare check from their out of state daughter. Officers reportedly discovered a grizzly scene upon arrival at the home. Later reports indicated that the couple were beaten and strangled but an official cause of death has yet to be announced. Thomas Snow was apprehended in Minnesota after a short police chase on October 18. Snow waived extradition to Indiana on October 22, 2013 and was transported to the Newton County Jail on December 11, 2013. Since that time, officials have been mum on details regarding the case. The Gazette has learned, however, that charges have yet to be filed in the matter. Snow has an unrelated warrant from Lake County which will hold him if he is released from Newton County. Snow would be eligible for bond on both charges absent filing of the murder charges.

The Lake County Sheriff still seeks information from anyone who may have had communication with Thomas J. Snow during the period October 4 through October 18, 2013. Anyone with such information should call the Lake County Sheriff at 219.755.3371

Conservation Officer interrupts armed robbery

19 Dec

Indiana Conservation Officer Lieutenant, Dan Dulin was traveling in the area of 4th street and Dunlap Street in Kentland, IN at 3:40 this afternoon when he was flagged over by a male customer of Kentland liquor store. The customer informed Lt. Dulin that the liquor store attendant was being robbed by a man with a knife.
Lt. Dulin was joined on the scene by Brook Town Marshall, Chip Flahive. Both officers made entry into the establishment and arrested Aaron Templeton, 34, Monticello. Templeton was taken to the Newton County Jail and faces charges of Armed Robbery, Criminal Confinement and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Two knives were located on the scene. Templeton was wanted on four additional warrants through Tippecanoe County.

No injuries were sustained during the incident.

Two Morocco Brothers Arrested on Battery and Strangulation Charges

24 Oct

Newton County-Two brothers from Morocco were arrested this morning at their residences and charged with Battery and Strangulation.Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Chris Campione revealed that an investigation was begun yesterday, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, into thefts involving two residences in Morocco. The thefts occurred sometime between November 2012 and March 2013 when both brothers who are co-owners of a construction company were working on the two residences in Morocco. During the course of the theft investigation a battery and strangulation was uncovered that had occurred on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at a residence on State Street in Morocco that involved a dispute over money between family members. A search warrant was issued by the Newton County Prosecutor’s office and served today at the residences of Richard F. Dick, 36 of 414 S. Clay Street, Morocco and Jody L. Dick, 37 of 206 S. Clay Street, Morocco. Items related to the theft were located at the residences. Richard and Jody were both taken into custody at their residences without incident.Arrested:
each charged with :
1 count of Battery, Class A Misdemeanor
1 count of Strangulation, Class D Felony

Charges are pending for the thefts.

Jody and Richard were taken to Newton County Jail.